Study about the rise of fundamentalism among European Muslims

December 11, 2013

 

A comparative study conducted by the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), results that approximately 65% of interviewed Muslims prioritize religious rules above Federal laws by western States. The study was conducted on France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Sweden. About 75% of the interviewed individuals would prefer the law of the Koran as the only reference for the society.

The study compares these rates with the results of interviews conducted with Christians, where fundamentalism is also present. Only 13% of the interviewed Christians perceive religious laws more relevant than secular laws. About 17% of interviewed Christians prefer the law of the Bible as the only reference for the society.

 

Article on the study at WZB: http://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u252/s21-25_koopmans.pdf

Discussion Paper at WZB: http://bibliothek.wzb.eu/pdf/2013/vi13-102.pdf

News of the study at Die Welt: http://www.welt.de/debatte/kommentare/article122828293/Westeuropas-Muslime-werden-fundamentalistischer.html